If I am a community leader, pastor or an individual wanting to help those out of work or going through a career change, how can I help?
CWAP has created the effective, self-administered Careers With A Purpose Workshop in a box. The content is presented via DVD in five weekly sessions and can be led by anyone willing to help facilitate a group.
How can CWAP help with my career transition?
CWAP offers a number of tools to help individuals in job transition. From online tutorials to manuals and white papers to working directly with a Career Coach, CWAP has a variety of options to fit your needs.
Why should I consider using a career coach?
All CWAP Coaches are trained and equipped to provide extensive career transition support for clients in the areas of assessments, resume writing and interview preparation.
What are the first steps in career transition?
Your first steps during a career transition are to: 1) Ensure you are managing the impact of your emotions during the transition 2) Assess the best career fit for you 3) Build your job transition skills (resume writing, networking, interviewing)
The CALL assessment
I’m changing jobs. What can I do to discover my strengths and skills?
The CALL Vocational and Life Purpose Guide gives you helpful information about how God has designed you for your inspired calling and purpose in life. The CALL will help you gain better direction and satisfaction in your career, your relationships and your life.
I've been laid off and I'm not sure if I should stay in the same industry or make a change.
The CALL provides you with a wealth of information about career options that use all of the valuable skills, gifts and experience you’ve acquired – in new and exciting areas, as well as specific job descriptions based on your gifts, personality, thinking style and interests.
What is the purpose of a resume?
The purpose of a resume is to get you an interview!
How can I tell if I should update my resume?
If you are not getting calls from recruiters or hiring managers, it is time to update your resume.
Why is a current resume important?
What recruiters and hiring managers are looking for when they read a resume has changed drastically in the last 5-10 years. If your resume that does not catch the reader’s attention within 15 seconds, you are not going to progress further in the hiring process.
Is there more that one type of interview?
Yes, there are multiple types of interviews that are now being utilized by HR and Hiring Managers.
Why is preparing for an interview important?
Preparation is the key to success in an interview. Preparation reduces anxiety and builds confidence.
How do I prepare for an interview?
There are many steps to preparing for an interview including, but not limited to: determining the employer’s key needs, preparing for Behavioral Interviewing questions, researching the employer and interviewer, and knowing how to appropriately ask for the job.
I'm discouraged. What can I do to get motivated for my job search?
The most important step to take when you are discouraged is to get out of your house and begin interacting with others. Do not isolate yourself. Find and register for a Careers With A Purpose Workshop in your area, and consider starting one if none are scheduled yet. As a Volunteer Leader, you'll attend for free, and you'll get the benefit of additional familiarity with the course content. Review the Careers With A Purpose Workshop material on this site, and ask your church or organization to launch a workshop to meet the needs of the congregation and community.
How can networking with others who are unemployed be helpful to my search?
Networking is the most effective way to find a new job. Attending networking groups provides an opportunity to share your experience and skills with others who are also in the job market, and to discover job opportunities apart from online searches. These groups are also an essential source of encouragement.